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$2.8m awarded to aid N.H. cleanups.

A total of $2.8 million in grants have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help the cleanup of brownfields in New Hampshire.

The grants for New Hampshire include $400,000 from the Recovery Act and $2.4 million from the EPA brownfields general program funding. They will help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, turning them from problem properties to productive community use.

Applicants selected to receive Recovery Act funds are:

* Rockingham Planning Commission, $400,000, two community-wide assessment grants

* Town of Jaffrey, $600,000, three cleanup grants for Elite Laundry Site

* Lakes Region Planning Commission, $400,000, two community-wide assessment grants

* New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, $1 million, community-wide coalition grant

* Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, $400,000, two community-wide assessment grants

The grants will help to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned, contaminated properties known as brownfields.
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Title Annotation:GOING GREEN
Publication:New Hampshire Business Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U1NH
Date:Aug 14, 2009
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